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Britt emerges as an option for the Panthers

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The early years of free-agent receiver Kenny Britt’s career were plagued by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Suddenly, he’s in the right place at the right time.

With the Panthers losing their top three wide receivers from 2013 and other viable options (Hakeem Nicks, James Jones) landing elsewhere, Carolina suddenly has interest in the eventually-to-be-former Titan.  And Britt has leverage.

A source familiar with Britt’s plan explains to PFT that he could be making other visits after completing his trip to Washington (currently, he’s en route), which follows visits to the Rams and Patriots.  One of those visits could be to Carolina.

The safest course of action would be to sign with the Rams, where he’d be reunited with former Titans coach Jeff Fisher.  But Britt, who has stayed out of trouble since July 2012, has opted to expand the net in search of other possibilities.

While Britt won’t be rushing to make a decision, there’s a chance he’ll select his next team within the week.  If it’s not the Panthers, Carolina will have cause to be even more concerned.  The buyer’s market at receiver has seen a lot of buying, with a shrinking supply remaining.

Options include Jerricho Cotchery, Santonio Holmes (who may not be healthy enough to pass a physical), Miles Auston, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Mario Manningham, Robert Meachem, and Josh Morgan.

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53 Responses to “Britt emerges as an option for the Panthers”
  1. toybkshr says: Mar 17, 2014 8:17 PM

    Yeah, after they let all their own rvrs go & passed on all the FA rcvrs, way to go!

  2. raiderapologist says: Mar 17, 2014 8:20 PM

    The Panthers didn’t lose all of their receivers. They just ran them out of town.

  3. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 17, 2014 8:20 PM

    I emerged as an option too.

  4. The Red Rifle says: Mar 17, 2014 8:20 PM

    Hello!? Wake up Mike Brown! Dalton needs some weapons! He is the best QB in the league, but that means nothing without some firepower! So sick of this team!

  5. mackcarrington says: Mar 17, 2014 8:23 PM

    A handsome guy with a great smile. How could he ever be a problem?

  6. dickshotdogs says: Mar 17, 2014 8:23 PM

    He’ll choose New England. Brady will resurrect his career like no other QB can.

  7. wfederal says: Mar 17, 2014 8:25 PM

    Exactly what I didn’t want to happen. Don’t trust Britt one bit. Can’t believe we missed out on Jones. Trade Stewart and some picks to move up in the draft to get Sammy Watkins? Yes, I know I’m dreaming.

  8. geegumby says: Mar 17, 2014 8:25 PM

    Lol no no no no. Rather the panthers add his Rugters buddy TiQuan Underwood.

  9. motsuret06 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:25 PM

    Gettleman has a plan….that’s what everyone says…the word is that the Panthers will be running the single wing in 2014….no wideouts are needed…

  10. flipola says: Mar 17, 2014 8:26 PM

    Good luck, Panthers. Dude couldn’t catch a cold last season, and expected to be the #1 guy. Good riddance.

  11. raiders4lyfe17 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:26 PM

    Lol panthers made some bad decisions now they r paying for it

  12. andreboy1 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:26 PM

    that is a creepy picture of him

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 17, 2014 8:27 PM

    Desperate may best describe the Panthers WR situation.

  14. qdog112 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:29 PM

    Why don’t we see if Fred Biletnikoff will unretire?

  15. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:32 PM

    Cupboard is getting pretty bare for FA wideouts at this point. Britt is. Probably the best one left but none of these guys is going to make a fan base jump up and down and say yay.

  16. RockChalkMike says: Mar 17, 2014 8:33 PM

    I honestly did a double take on this thinking it said Brett. Was very close to not watching ESPN for the next 3 months.

  17. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Mar 17, 2014 8:34 PM

    It wasn’t as if Carolina’s WR corp last year was stellar. Ginn will be missed in the return game. LaFell in the run game, Smith on 3rd downs & run game. I am upset and quite frankly taken aback by the way thing have been handled, but if the Panthers somehow manages to sign Cotchery, Britt and drafts Cooks or Benjamin, I see it as an upgrade. Yes, a big IF, but Gettleman will not look like the idiot we all think he is.

  18. imurhklbry39 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:35 PM

    Who? Sounds about right…..

  19. udkidd says: Mar 17, 2014 8:38 PM

    Come to San Fran. We could use you!

  20. pfic15 says: Mar 17, 2014 8:38 PM

    Look at the garbage that’s left after Britt. Bleh.

  21. vikesindividual says: Mar 17, 2014 8:43 PM

    i think this would actually make a lot of sense. can see him fitting in VERY well there.

  22. jcphitman says: Mar 17, 2014 8:49 PM

    I was there as a Vikings fan before. No good WR’s. Now we have Patterson, Jennings, Simpson, and Wright. They are all decent enough to make it. Now if we just had the QB to use them and AP, lol!

    Good news for Panther fans … the WR class is deep in the draft. You’ll probably pick up 2 good ones there. Not the end of the world if you don’t sign Britt.

  23. sonnycrater says: Mar 17, 2014 8:50 PM

    Armanti Edwards is the answer. Go Apps!

  24. canadianbucsfan says: Mar 17, 2014 8:52 PM

    As a bucs fan, I hope Britt signs with the panthers.. there offseason has been very questionable to date, if Britt is there #1 next season… hahaha. That defense is going to have to play much better then they did last season, and that’s tough to do considering how good they were last season.

  25. packerbackernj says: Mar 17, 2014 8:58 PM

    I really have no idea what the Panthers are doing … I guess when Gross decided to retire, the Panthers decided to give up on any passing game. Stewart, Williams, and Newton each rushing for 1,000 yards. Record setting offense for the last place carolina panthers.

  26. rationalitybias says: Mar 17, 2014 9:03 PM

    Even with Britt, Cam is a DO NOT DRAFT. Great job Gettleman.

  27. wwrgesusd says: Mar 17, 2014 9:03 PM

    3 years ago he was a solution. Now he is just another problem.

  28. fdugrad says: Mar 17, 2014 9:11 PM

    I do not understand what Britt has done to make ANY team want him. He has made very few good decisions in life, has had major injuries and barely played last year. It appears as though potential and natural talent unrealized are his strong points for inclusion on a team…puzzling.

  29. rhinojr says: Mar 17, 2014 9:25 PM

    Britt does NOT have leverage, the kitties have it and plan to be as cheap as they were during the strike year. Gettlemans plan is not working out and the WR he had targeted were wanted by other teams… Like the Pats, donkeys etc…

    This is an embarrassing situation and the starting wideouts will be pitiful.

  30. yankeedudedandy says: Mar 17, 2014 9:26 PM

    Whatever happened to B.Lloyd?

  31. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Mar 17, 2014 9:30 PM

    If I were a Bucs fan, I wouldn’t be telling others how to run an organization.

  32. corkspop says: Mar 17, 2014 9:37 PM

    T.O.

  33. balfe13 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:37 PM

    If Armanti Edwards is the answer, I don’t wanna know what the question was.

  34. ibstr8chillin says: Mar 17, 2014 9:39 PM

    I have figured it out… figured out Gettleman’s master plan. He himself will emerge as the the Panthers #1 WR after all the smoke clears. I mean, he clearly knows how to drag his feet!!

  35. orivar says: Mar 17, 2014 9:40 PM

    Actually they lost their #1, their #2, their #3, and their #4.

  36. pantherfan40 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:43 PM

    im not getting my hopes for this one nope

  37. pantherfan40 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:44 PM

    the panther curse we never have receivers or dbs

  38. thatzumbaguy says: Mar 17, 2014 9:45 PM

    Hey,
    I seen Mushin Muhammad over at Del Friscos about an hour ago. Anyone want me to hurry back over there with a contract?

  39. brobroski says: Mar 17, 2014 9:49 PM

    Is Rae Carruth up for parole?

  40. pantherfan40 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:57 PM

    lets sign t.o , chad johnson and randy moss

  41. skins1970 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:23 PM

    The Panthers don’t need Kenny Britt they can always resign WR Mushin Muhammad for the 3rd time.

  42. hotfire6388 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:42 PM

    as long as he doesn’t get arrested on the way to his meeting he should be fine

  43. delhommed says: Mar 17, 2014 10:47 PM

    I can’t believe Smith was cut! I am questioning my loyalty after all these painful years as fan. How can they run the ball with no o-line or threat (other than Olsen) in the passing game?

  44. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 17, 2014 10:53 PM

    u will see a lot more long faces from cam this season lol

  45. fordmandalay says: Mar 18, 2014 12:39 AM

    It all depends on whether he’s interested in money, or winning. Money, he goes to the Rams (where Bradford will throw nothing but five yard dinks) or Carolina. Winning, he goes to the Pats.

  46. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 18, 2014 2:30 AM

    As a Titans fan living in Charlotte, I was hoping I’d seen the last of Kenny Britt. He hasn’t been the same since he destroyed his knee 3 years ago. And in the locker room? Nightmare of a teammate. He saved his best for last … Dropping more passes than he caught last season. … Don’t do it, Panthers … DON’T do it!

  47. jimmyt says: Mar 18, 2014 7:27 AM

    “He’ll choose New England. Brady will resurrect his career like no other QB can.”

    Patriot fans crack me up with this stuff.

  48. bam5239 says: Mar 18, 2014 8:23 AM

    Panthers’ receiver issues aside; how is it that a player visiting 3 other teams is somehow connected to a team he isn’t visiting? Jerricho Cotchery is meeting with the Panthers today, the team has interest in him. They called Jones the day he signed with the Raiders, that was showing interest. Britt flying near North Carolina isn’t the Panthers showing interest in a player, and this is a team known for signing higher character players (after Rae Rae and all).

    Our GM is likely trying to sign guys willing to play for less than $2 million on a one year deal, and without much promise of a long term contract to follow. That was the case with our entire defensive back field last year and looks to be case with that position again this year and with the WR corps. Gettleman will likely draft his “hog-mollie” OLinemen 1st and 2nd round this year, complementary players for the wideout and DB positions. Next year he’ll lock up Cam, the Kraken, and Luke. Then draft to make a complete roster with DBs and WRs. Not a perfect plan, but that appears to be the plan.

  49. jgedgar70 says: Mar 18, 2014 8:29 AM

    I’m not worried about him off the field. It’s been what, a year and a half since he got into any trouble? I think he understands now that you have to keep yourself out of trouble if you want to excel and get paid. We can’t just have all rookies; we need a veteran. Britt can tell his story to the rookies and say, “Now, go do the opposite of everything I’ve told you and you’ll be fine.” I would like to see what Ricky Proehl could do with him.

  50. imthaschmidt says: Mar 18, 2014 9:02 AM

    if i lived in Carolina i would not go to a panthers game and i would protest. after making the playoffs they totally dismembered the offense, and those terrible Rb they have kept around for years aren’t even worth mentioning. If they think Atlanta and NO are gonna lay down again this year then Carolina has another thing coming, plus the team in Florida has made some nice FA moves, wont be surprised if Carolina ends up at the bottom of the division next year.

  51. mattryansnoodlearm says: Mar 18, 2014 9:03 AM

    Carolina’s offseason keeps just getting funnier

  52. bencoates57 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:53 AM

    Henry Ellard.

  53. bencoates57 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:55 AM

    Parity in that division. Division by-laws state no team could win the division two consecutive years.

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